The second phase for the 9 on Canal project has been released to the Regional Center Hearing Examiner, and are shown below. Â These are designed to be geared towards college students at IUPUI, and it does add another retail presence on the canal. This has been a tricky proposition in the past, and the canal is getting close to a full build-out. In addition to the proposed canal playscape, it does appear that at least the newer additions toÂ the canal may help it start to be more than a mere office park amenity.
The first image shows that the building is currently industrial, so adding more housing to this area is a good thing:
There is an elevated walkway between the first and second phase, which isn’t exciting to see. The canal-level interface could probably use more glass or options for public interface:
There are still about 3-4 parcels left on the canal for development, so it’s possible they’ll all be developed within the next decade. The canal will never reach San Antonio’s level, but hopefully it will be more than a public afterthought.